Chess News

Claudia Munoz wraps up her trip to World Junior in India with inspiring wisdom on how to finish a tournament strong and her motivation going forward.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 5:23 pm
Kostya Kavutskiy covers key games from the Millionaire Open in Las Vegas, including runner-up GM Ray Robson's win over GM David Berczes.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 3:41 pm
FM Alisa Melekhina gives her impressions of the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas, including interviewes with champion GM Wesley So and founder GM Maurice Ashley.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 2:16 am
National Chess Day on Saturday October 11, 2014 was celebrated by amateurs and masters in Grand Prixs and promotional events from coast to coast, from Alabama to Idaho.
Posted: October 19, 2014, 2:25 pm
Chess at any age! Alex Dunne's Game of the Month for October features a win from 108-year-old Canadian hall of famer Zoltan Saros and annotations from James Tracz (pictured).
Posted: October 15, 2014, 11:43 am
GM Wesley So, now #10 in the World, triumphed in the 1st edition of Millionaire Chess in Las Vegas over friend and Webster team-mate GM Ray Robson. So wins 100K for his victory!
Posted: October 15, 2014, 10:04 am
The Cleveland Scholastic Open is back for its 3rd consecutive year and will take place on Saturday, October 18th, 2014!
Posted: October 15, 2014, 5:19 am
Claudia Munoz updates CLO readers on her journey to Pune, India for the World Girls Junior Championship. She covers pulling off upsets, a tough loss and a rest day trip to Mumbai.
Posted: October 14, 2014, 6:40 pm
On October 11, 2014, National Chess Day, the New York Times starkly announced that they would discontinue their 50-year running chess column at the end of an article on the Grand Prix cycle. “This is the last chess column in the New York Times.”
Posted: October 14, 2014, 4:52 pm
Wesley So and Ray Robson are among the four finalists in Millionaire Monday. They are joined by Chinese GMs Zhou Jianchao and Yu Yangyi in the fight for 100K and the prestigious title in the groundbreaking tournament.
Posted: October 13, 2014, 3:43 am

The commotion this week over whether The Times’s chess column was being discontinued or might survive was a reminder of how many people follow our chess and bridge coverage.
Posted: October 16, 2014, 8:09 pm
Organizational problems have plagued the current Grand Prix series, but Fabiano Caruana is holding the lead as expected.
Posted: October 12, 2014, 4:00 am
Players from India won six medals at the World Youth Championships in Durban, South Africa, twice the number as Russia.
Posted: October 5, 2014, 4:00 am
A team from Azerbaijan won the European Club Cup with a roster of players from six countries.
Posted: September 28, 2014, 4:00 am
For years, Sonny Gibbs sold flowers and taught chess at the edge of a playground, but the parks department banished him this spring because he had no permit.
Posted: September 27, 2014, 4:00 am
Bartlomiej Macieja, the chess coach at the University of Texas at Brownsville, finished a half-point ahead of a Ukrainian grandmaster that the Masters tournament in North Carolina.
Posted: September 21, 2014, 4:00 am
Hou Yifan’s victory in this year’s Grand Prix series may help her defend the women’s world championship.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 4:00 am
Fabiano Caruana won his first seven games at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis and wrapped up the title well before the tournament was over.
Posted: September 7, 2014, 4:00 am
The tournament is intended to be the first step in a multiyear plan to organize and run tournaments with big prize funds.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 4:00 am
Samuel Sevian is expected to make grandmaster before his 14th birthday in December, a year faster than the current American record holder.
Posted: August 31, 2014, 4:00 am

Live games with computer analysis
Author: videnova
Posted: October 21, 2014, 5:23 pm
The 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament will take place from 30th December, 2014, to 6th January, 2015, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, India. The event will consist of three sections: - Category A (for players rated over 1900), 10-round Swiss, 90 Minutes each plus 30 seconds increment from move 1 - [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 21, 2014, 4:58 pm
The 2014 US Class Championship is set to take place from 31st October to 2nd November at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA. The event consists of seven elo sections. The tournament format is 6-round Swiss with the time control G/120 +30. The total prize fund is [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 21, 2014, 4:29 pm
A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 28 February to 1 March 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, by the Australian Chess Federation and under the auspice of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065. The Lecturer will be IA N.Y. Wong (SIN), [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 21, 2014, 4:01 pm
From 16 to 18 October, 2014, an International Conference “Chess in Schools” was held in Yerevan, Armenia, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, the World Chess Federation (FIDE), as well as the Armenian Chess Federation and the Chess Academy of Armenia, in cooperation with the Armenian State Pedagogical [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 21, 2014, 1:35 pm
The 4th Liscate Chess Trophy 2014 took part on 17-19th October 2014 at the Centro Civico Polifunzionale in Liscate, a commune in the Province of Milan in the Italian region of Lombardy. The event was split into two separate tournaments – Open A (for players rated over 1800) and Open B (for players below 1850). Both [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 21, 2014, 1:30 pm
Live games with analysis
Author: videnova
Posted: October 21, 2014, 6:15 am
The International Chess Festival “Mikhail Chigorin Memorial” 2014 is taking place on 17-26th October 2014 at Hotel “Park” in Saint Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia. The event is a 9-round Swiss Open with prize fund in the amount of 1.800.000 RUB (nearly 35.000 €). The preliminary list of players consists of 412 players [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 21, 2014, 6:13 am
The 40th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 19-25th October 2014 at the Peninsula Hotel, in Guernsey. The Open Tournament, sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey, is a 7-round FIDE Swiss event with first prize in the amount of £1,200. Top seed is Canadian GM Eric Hansen (2574). Official website
Author: videnova
Posted: October 21, 2014, 6:12 am
The European Individual Youth Chess Championships 2014 are taking place on 18-29th October 2014 in Batumi, Georgia. 989 players from 43 different European federations will take part in the event. Each Group will be a separate 9-round Swiss tournament with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 21, 2014, 6:07 am

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